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'''Richard H. Schwartz''' (April 10, 1934— ) is professor emeritus, mathematics, College of Staten Island; President of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA); and co-founder and coordinator of the Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV). He is best known as a Jewish vegetarianism|Jewish vegetarian activist and advocate for animal rights in the United States and Israel. His writings inspired the 2007 documentary film, ''A Sacred Duty (film)|A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Heal the World'', directed by Lionel Friedberg.From the cover of the DVD: "Inspired by the writings of vegetarian activist and Mathematician Prof. Richard H. Schwartz, this one hour production features leading Israeli and American environmentalists..." Schwartz and JVNA have arranged to give away about 40,000 complimentary DVDs of the video and have arranged to have it seen freely at
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